Today on this Jan 1 2019 on behalf of all the staff of Rejoice I want to wish you a Happy New Year!!! May this new year be one of joy, health, prosperity, peace, and spiritual growth!!!
It is fairly easy to understand what the former 4 might mean but what of the latter!!!!????
What do we mean by Spiritual growth!??? What comes to mind for me is:
- Spiritual Growth is a greater awareness of God’s presence in our lived experience!
- Spiritual Growth is the risk taking of using our gifts and treasures for the blessing of others!
- Spiritual Growth is a deepening of our knowledge of God through engagement with others in prayer, worship and Bible study!
In many ways this is exactly what our Oasis initiative is about!!!!!
Rejoice is making a deep all-out effort to honor our mission and to serve these 3 dimensions of Spiritual Growth!
My ask and invitation to you is to join me and take this journey toward spiritual growth this year! Mike Willis, Jessica and Janeen and their team are working hard to create a reasonable, enjoyable and helpful one-night ministry for every age!
Oasis begins in Lent! In the meantime pray for its success in helping us to grow spiritually and increase our capacity to help those outside of our community get involved!
This is an important and vital initiative of Rejoice!!!! Thank you for your love and partnership in it!!!!!
Again, God bless you and may 2019 be one of joy, health, prosperity, peace, and spiritual growth for you, your family and our community!!!